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What exactly is a lifestyle blogger? It’s vague, I know (no one really knows), here’s one version of it. Managing a blog, personal life and a career, life can be a bit insane. But that’s ok, because I love every minute of it. Striving for a work-life balance as a marketing professional, blogger and travel enthusiast, I thought I’d take you along for the ride. Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle with less clutter and no time, from food blog posts and interior inspo to active lifestyle and current thoughts on handling the crazy. Welcome to a day in my dreams.

imagine a world, and resolve to make it so

We should reinvent ourselves not only everyday, but in every moment. When we cling to an idea of who we think we are, it’s then we get stuck, when we can’t compromise, and often when we’re too blinded by ourselves to really see each moment for what it is. But, it’s not so easy to be ever conscious in every waking moment. As such, each year I try to re-evaluate who I am, who I want to be, and areas I feel the need for growth. This becomes a sort of loose framework that helps to guide the consciousness in those moments you do find time to pause. In years past, I have sought to simplify, to let go of the pursuit of perfection, and to strive for progress.  2021 has been a strange year. One I cannot begin to know how to describe. It wreaked havoc on our lives. It taught us how to be more self reliant and prepared. It made us question our way of life, and it changed the way we …

34 surprisingly sophisticated gift ideas from Amazon

Looking bespoke items gift-worthy for your closest friends and esteemed colleagues? With some thoughtful browsing, you can find some surprisingly sophisticated gifts for those with even the most exquisite sense of taste. Do yourself a favor and enjoy simpler holiday shopping with this shortlist to help you on your way. Here is a curated list of gift-and-get items perfect for even the most sophisticated individuals on your holiday shopping list. Porcelain bakeware and serving set Found this gem, added it to my registry and thanks to one of my closest girlfriends, they’re now one of the most used items in my pantry. The minimalist lines and semi-gloss finish makes these porcelain baking dishes an aesthetic serving set, and they’re just the right size to bake a side-dish straight to table, or to use as personal dish settings for meals like bimbimbop. Modern cut cashmere sweater Who doesn’t love cashmere, and this piece is an essential staple with a modern silhouette. Perfect for just about any woman on your list. Pair with denim, sweats or leggings …

self-care tips for career professionals

As we move into the final stretch of 2021, don’t overlook the importance of self-care and the beauty of taking a moment for yourself to just enjoy the silence. It is quite easy to get caught up in the feeling of needing to jump at a moment’s notice, running the hamster wheel of a 9 – 5, and balancing everything else we have on our plates. It’s time for the career driven professionals, and budding entrepreneurs out there to reflect on how much time in the day is truly spent on me time. Everyone needs a break now and then to dream, to reflect, to take care. Let’s remember to fight back and prevent potential burnout. Challenge yourself to incorporate these empowering practices into your busy schedule and prioritize your well-being plus recharge. #1 Set Boundaries  As a young professional it can be easy to become too wrapped up in work matters. It’s important that you start setting some boundaries for yourself. Remember you can only get so much done at once. To start, set …

all we need is time

The sunset was reflecting a spectrum if iridescent hues in the traffic paint. A softened depiction of the vibrant sky above. That’s when I knew I was dreaming again. And what a feeling. Like a cool spray of sea quenching a desert soul.  I have learned a lot during this past year of accosted endeavors and ceaseless pursuits. The most life changing of which – work can be the most devastating sabotage of progress if it consumes time beyond its purpose.  We should all pursue growth. Attack life with ferocity that overcomes challenges, and discipline ourselves enough to accomplish even the most arduous tasks. But, we must never let that consume us. Or else, you risk losing everything – even the outcome you so earnestly pursued from the start.  We are all human. As such, we’ve been created with an innate desire to learn and grow. But, when we channel our vision, we loose sight of the inspiration around us. We forget to breath. We don’t pause to listen, to learn.  There’s a point where pursuit …

2021 new years fashion resolutions for minimal style and sustainable fashion

fashion resolutions for the sake of your style and your world

There’s just something about fresh starts. Though one should truly find reasons to restart every day, the first of January seems a good a time as any. If you’re looking to make better fashion decisions in the new year, here are some resolutions that will change the way you shop and dress for the better. With these simple lifestyle changes, you’ll be dressing more like yourself than ever, clear space in your wardrobe, and reduce waste that impacts your wallet and your environment. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | outfit c/o:ANNE FONTAINE #1: Don’t buy it unless you know you’re going to wear it One of the biggest fashion faux pas we’re all guilty of – impulse buying items we never actually wear. Perhaps you unearthed an irresistible steal, maybe you fell in love with the fabric or print. Take a pause before you rush to the checkout. Even the most beautiful pieces in your wardrobe can go unworn; no matter the deal – it’s not worth it. Ask yourself: Is this style truly …

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fast track through a day in my dreams, and silence in a noisy world

I can hear the sound of the electricity running through my lights as I sit here to write. That’s how unaccustomed I’ve become to silence. The refrigerator cooling, propane pilot light, the heater, the traffic outdoors a block away – it all sounds like an NYC traffic jam pounding in my ears. photography:MOM | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | luxury handbag: PRADA | basic pumps c/o: NAKED FEET SHOES It’s almost the holiday season, and it seems we are all more in a rush than ever before. In some ways, the silence feels even louder than the havoc a normal day might bring. Think about it. The first experience we have in the morning is jolting awake to a ringing alarm. If we dare silence it, we face it yet again. In my case, the cat is also screaming. The alarm works as her notification it’s time to harass mom clawing at her face for some morning affection. Checking emails, texts, social notifications all happens next. We’re bombarded with notifications of happenings in those few …

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we’re a new breed; we’re ready for winter this time

The rain fell steadily behind the glass. Though the wind was as still as it was from indoors. The sky, dark, as was the unlit room. Days have gotten shorter. The sunlight, fighting for control of the shorter days. Fall has arrived, and with it, a hush of silence as we prepare for our first cold weather season in a post-Covid world. photography:MAMMA | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | lace dress c/o:MAGALI PASCAL | vegan leather dress jacket c/o:DAVID LERNER | pebbled leather pouch c/o:STATUS ANXIETY | shoes c/o:NAKED FEET Something about it feels quieter than before. Like the stillness resounds louder off of closed city doors. If ever we were urged to stay home, now is the time we consider, that might not be such a bad thing. Bears hibernate through winters, saving their energy for the more habitable months. As we continue to adapt to a new normal, we consider what the new season will bring. Trapped, alone, scared. The memories of summer past remind us of just how much has changed in …

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shop my wardrobe! day in my dreams’ online store is now live, here’s the scoop

Alright so it’s been a crazy, crazy couple of months. Not just with Covid and the generally crazy year it’s been, but also a ton of changes both in work and personal life. I’ve had a huge surprise I’ve been putting together for ages, and I’m finally ready to share! In case you’ve missed the update on my Instagram… After months of hard work, I’ve now officially launched an e-commerce shop! Day in my dreams has forever been an outlet for creativity and inspiration. It has created so many new opportunities and experiences, and I really wanted to find another way to share that with you. This project has been underway since early 2019, and I can’t believe it’s actually all come together. Since then there have been many a late night sourcing products, building the site, photographing and listing each item. I cannot thank my friends and family enough for being such a huge support of my blog, Day in my Dreams. This will be an extension of that endeavor. Through my journey starting …

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perspective of reality, emotions and fantasy | what is real life a day in our dreams

I believe that who we are exists somewhere between reality, emotions and fantasy. There are times our emotions tell us things our mind simply cannot. Who we love. How much pain we can bare. What makes us happy. Fantasy is the next level, and perhaps the most raw essence of self. It tells us who to trust. It gives us that gut feeling that we can neither create or ignore. It is a realm where our creativity and imagination are truly limitless, without the restraints of physics or science. People often dismiss the part of themselves driven by fantasy. But why? Why turn away from the only part of yourself in which you have complete control and direction. The place you can be anything you choose. They say it’s not real. It’s just a dream. But aren’t dreams what drive people to accomplish incredible things? Hasn’t every visionary and leader of every generation first started with nothing more than a dream. Believing only in reality is a trap. You’ll never grow past the things you …

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4 ways to wear a classic button down blouse at home with Anne Fontaine

Essential. That word has become so prevalent in our lives. But what does it mean? The fashion culture has experienced a monumental shift. But now as the world rediscovers stability, it’s been fascinating to watch effortless, modern staples reenter our focus in a fundamental way. When things get complicated, we seek out effortless solutions that are as adaptable as we’ve become. One such piece, the timeless button down blouse. photography:JOSH WOLFE | camera:SONY A7riii | essential blouses c/o:ANNE FONTAINE While a blouse is a quintessential piece in everyone’s wardrobe, I’ve found it to be even more relevant in my newly adapted at home lifestyle. The truth is, this isn’t just a roadblock or pause on life anymore. We’re living in the new normal. A normal where we work, play and create a new life for ourselves from our own homes. We have embraced the positive aspects of solitude, finding tranquility in the serene environment that’s created some space from the chaos happening all around us. With those vitals at the heart of our evolution, this …